2019 Football Preview - Sublette
2018 Record: 0-9
The Larks will look to make progress in 2019 and attempt to break a 33-game losing streak. After a successful summer camp, and plenty of off-season strength and conditioning, Sublette will look to make some noise this season.
Seventeen upperclassmen return for this fall, which is the most in close to a decade. Junior Brice Williamson returns as the main offensive threat after passing for over 900 yards, running for 272 yards, and accounting for 11 total touchdowns. Williamson will trigger the Sublette Spread-Option attack.
“If we can blow our 2018 stats out of the water, we can be competitive,” said Larks head coach Lance Carter.
Like Williamson, who will be a two-way starter, senior Dylan Watson will look to make major contributions on both sides of the ball. Watson led the Larks in receiving (541 yards and 5 TDs on 26 receptions) and tackles (53). The Larks also return a total of 10 defensive starters.
“We will need to be far more assignment sound, aggressive and physical for us to be successful,” mentioned Carter of his defense, which runs a 4-3 scheme. “Filling gaps, coverage and tackling will need to be improved for us to start a new tradition.”
Carter also knows that to change the culture of a program, his players need to learn an important lesson.
“We have to learn how to win,” said Carter.
KEY STAT: Projections show that 28 players could come out for football this fall, which would be the largest number of players on a Larks’ roster in several years.